WPXI's Holiday Parade: What time; entertainment; how to watch

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Superstar Celebrities, Fabulous Floats, Marvelous Marching Bands, Behemoth Balloons, and much more will all be featured during the 37th edition of the Holiday Parade, November 25th. WPXI brings the Parade right into Pittsburghers’ living rooms in High Definition at 9:00 AM, or paradegoers can line the sidewalks of Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh to watch in person.

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s parade.

What time does it start?

9 a.m. ET. It is scheduled to last until 11 a.m.  ET.

Where can I watch the parade?

  • The best place for paradegoers to watch the extravaganza is on Liberty Avenue, between 11th and 6th streets.
  • If you would rather enjoy the parade in the comfort of your own home, you can join Channel 11's David Johnson, Peggy Finnegan, Lisa Sylvester and Alby Oxenreirter live on WPXI from 9-11 a.m.
  • We will also livestream the parade here on WPXI.com from 9-11 a.m. and later in the evening from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

How long is the parade route?

Line Up Area begins at 26th  (in the Strip District then follows Liberty Avenue through until you cross over Stanwix Street.

What is the parade route?

Parade route follows Liberty Avenue from 26th Street through Stanwix Street.

Can I get a ticket?

It’s free to watch the parade. There are no tickets available to the general public for seating.

How can I tell my friends?

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Who is the entertainment this year?

Performers include Chris Jamison, from NBC's hit show, "The Voice", Jeff Jimerson, recording artist and Pittsburgh Penguin's national anthem singer, Mirror Image from season 12 of "America's Got Talent", The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters, The Joseph Sisters, the Keymakers, Kea Michaels, the Pittsburgh CLO Mini Stars, A' Capella Singing Sensations, 1NE and more.

The parade will be an opportunity for paradegoers to be on the lookout for their Steeley McBeam, Iceburgh, the Pirate Parrot, the Nittany Lion and West Virginia University's Mountaineer will all be there.

There will also be adorable dog groups, local marching bands, decorated floats, huge balloons of Smokey the Bear, Rudolph, Daniel Tiger and other performance groups such as Karen Prunzik's Broadway Performing Arts, the Steel City Ghostbusters and the Organization of Chinese Americans.

The entertainment will lead up to the most anticipated guest of the event, Santa Claus!

What channel is it on?

The parade is broadcast on WPXI Channel 11.

What if I missed the parade?

There will be an encore presentation of the parade on Channel 11 on Dec. 24 from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. and Dec. 25 from 5 a.m. - 7 a.m.

Full schedule:

WPXI—

11/25 from 9-11am

12/24 from 11:30am-1:30pm 

12/25 from 5-7am

PCNC-

11/25 from 7:30-9:30pm

12/24 from 2-4am

12/25 from 7-9am

12/25 from 1-3pm

Me-TV-

12/6 from 7-9pm

 

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